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Last update: December 2022
Macdonald Houstoun House is a unique wedding venue surrounded by 22 acres of enchanting woodland in the heart of West Lothian, Scotland. Once visited by Mary Queen of Scots, this 16th-century tower house is steeped in history, offering couples ample character and ambience. This tranquil setting is an oasis of quiet seclusion and the ideal blend of luxury and antique style for timeless wedding affairs.
Facilities and Capacity
Macdonald Houstoun House offers a romantic setting for weddings of all sizes and styles, from the intimate to the large and lavish. Each season brings a new element to the surroundings, giving it a unique charm all year round. Thanks to its gorgeous grounds and tree-lined driveway, the estate is made for those with a desire for truly inspiring wedding pictures. Licensed to hold civil ceremonies, this distinctive venue provides a choice of sites, including the walled gardens where couples will have the chance to really wow their guests. Embrace this outdoor space fully with an elegant drinks reception before heading inside for a sumptuous wedding feast. The Houstoun Suite is the jewel of the property, its sophisticated interiors able to host up to 150 seated guests and 180 standing with ease. Elsewhere, Strathbrock Suite is a wonderful alternative for more demure celebrations of 80 and under. Originally the 16th-century stables, this converted suite boasts a quiet sophistication where guests can share drinks in a private outside courtyard. For pre-wedding dinners, the Tower Restaurant offers a cosy, stately setting where 30 of the couple's nearest and dearest can savour the award-winning cuisine. The property's luxurious Bridal Suite is the perfect place to end the night in style, while overnight guests can stay in one of 73 wonderful bedrooms.
At Macdonald Houstoun House, the highly experienced Wedding Managers will gladly assist you in planning a day that is completely personal to you. This extends to your wedding feast, with the option to bring in your choice of outside caterers that can best meet your wedding needs. There is a range of seasonal wedding packages to suit every budget and style, each with exclusive venue use. Just some of the features you can expect include:
- Red carpet on arrival
- A piper to accompany meals
- Private menu tasting for the wedding couple
- A master of ceremonies
- A welcome drink
- A selection of canapés
- Personalised menus and table plan
- All-day DJ
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The perfect day
The grounds and venue in our pictures are exactly what we wanted and more. The whole day was sheer perfection.
Marcelle kept in constant contact with both my husband and I and was always quick to email back and supply us with decisions and keeping us informed of what was going on.
We were always greeted with warmth and the actual day was no different. Every guest commented on how friendly all the staff were and Gianni was a gentleman making sure I was calm and knew what was going on at all times.
The Quality of food was is superb. The chef is an absolute credit and the drinks were excellent. There was no food left…that said it all. The food and drinks were delivered quickly and with wonderful flare.
We were stunned about how much we could get for our money.
One of our guests did not tell us she was vegan however when the staff found out they went out of their way to prepare a special meal for her. I was so impressed. It was all so easy and smooth, the staff could not have been more attentive.
My parents dealt with the payment of the wedding. It was well explained, they felt confident that all was correct and at no point did they feel pressured to settle the bill and all the bedrooms were settled with ease.
Special recognition to Marcelle our wedding co-ordinator for helping us plan our amazing day and inspiring us with new ideas and accepting all our mad ideas and running with them. She was amazing from start to finish.
I Wish I could do it all again!
We were asked if we wanted to continue serving this unused wine in the evening as we’d already been charged and we agreed. We felt this was really fair and very honest of the team – I’m sure some hotels wouldn’t have told us wine was leftover so thank you for that too.
Breakfast in the morning was well organised, great quality and our guests really liked the set up and it let us spend more time with our guests.
It was just a fabulous experience with Houstoun House. I wish I could do it all again!
5 Star Wow
Absolutely fantastic, could not fault a single thing.
We could not have asked for anything more!
We could not have asked for anything more.
Excellent day, we really enjoyed it.
We appreciate all that the Houstoun House did in making it a memorable occasion.
The Meal was exceptional!!
A day to remember!
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